Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal

In countless ways Portugal will surprise and delight when you step off the traditional...

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In the first part of her Portuguese journey, travel writer JEAN WEST finds a destination which veers from raw and wild to cultured and peaceful - but is never boring.A SHIMMERING haze of pink...
Travel review of Greek yoga retreat

Treat your mind, body and soul on this amazing Greek yoga retreat

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  You'll fully understand what it means to relax with help of Greek mother and daughter on this island paradiseBy Jean West.PERCHING, a tangle of arms and legs in Eagle pose, the turquoise Aegean stretching...
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Your Guide to the Best US Road Trips

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For many people, the ultimate road trip destination is the US because there are so many amazing routes to choose from with an abundance of attractions and landmarks along the way. Whether you fancy...
Photos of otters captured during wildlife photo safari in the Scottish Highlands

Writer’s ‘Ring of Bright Water’ adventure proves to be otter-spotting heaven

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Respectful wildlife photography safari is sensitive success storyA ONE-DAY otter photography workshop in the Scottish Highlands brought writer MARY FISCHER up close and personal with the natural world. Here she outlines a perfect day...
An image of Portobello resident, Lars, with his dogs Boo and Bentley taken by Luke McAdam as part of A Taste of Photojournalism course.

Forget Mallorca – Life Is Better in Portobello!

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Hot off the press from an intensive photojournalism course in the local area, LUKE MCADAMS meets Lars, a Swedish retiree who chooses life in the reborn Edinburgh seaside community of Portobello.Struggling with nerves, and a blustery February...
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The 10 Best Beaches For Watersports In Devon

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It is no secret that the South West holds some of the top destinations for those with a love of surfing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding. With such a wide choice of beaches, however, it...
Emerelda Resort's main pool, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Hanoi Rocks – but visitors to Vietnam can find peace and serenity in Ninh...

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Emeralda Resort is an unspoilt gem that offers perfect way to enjoy authentic charm of rural VietnamBy CATRIONA CONWAY-MORTIMERTRAVELLING through north and central Vietnam this April led me to the breathtaking province of Ninh Binh.Unlike the...
Multicoloured Houses in Porto, Portugal

An unexpected jewel of the sea – Porto dazzles and beguiles

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In the third and final part of her Portuguese adventure, travel writer JEAN WEST visits the ancient port city of PortoIN PORTO, on our final short lap before home, a little piece of Scottish...

American goes viral with brutally honest assessment of Scotland

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AN American tourist has gone viral after writing a brutally honest "report card" on Scotland which states that Edinburgh is "boring", driving is a "death sport", and that he only saw two cop cars...

Edinburgh Airport hits Million March milestone

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FOR the first time, more than one million people passed through Edinburgh Airport in March 2019, making it the terminal’s first ever million passenger March.A total of 1,106,998 people used the airport, up 14.8% on the same...
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Why Texas is Attracting So Many Tourists from Europe

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When you think of cities and states that appeal to out-of-country tourists, usually Washington D.C, Las Vegas, and New York come to mind. Dallas and the whole of Texas, however, have found a way...

TRAVEL REVIEW- ROME

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ROME is a great place to visit for short city breaks to long days sitting at a cafe watching the world go by. It carries the weight of nearly three thousand years of history...

Five-star private Castle stay could be yours – for just £14,750

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DUNDAS Castle are offering visitors the royal treatment with a luxurious new package.The ‘Dundas Experience’ is a two day private stay for groups who want exclusive use of the five star venue and castle grounds.Guests will...

Digital partnerships boosts Edinburgh youth tourism

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A digital campaign profiling Edinburgh as a top youth tourism destination has reached almost five million people across the world.The campaign, titled #UncoverEdinburgh, received a £40,000 Growth Fund award from VisitScotland and had a total reach of...
Vehicles from visitors have created a potentially dangerous situation - Scottish News

Scots fuming over influx of visitors blocking roads at local beauty spot

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SCOTS have been left fuming after an influx of visitors have left roads in chaos at a local beauty spot.Claire Whitton captured floods of tourists blocking the roads around the Silver Sands of Morar...

National Wallace Monument celebrates 150th year with new visitor experience

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STIRLING’S National Wallace Museum will re-open to the public this Friday following a refurbishment of the exhibition galleries.The transformation, which began in February this year,  celebrates the landmark’s 150th anniversary features sculptures of heroines, Maggie Keswick...
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Holidays at Home-Inspired Travel in the UK

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If you live in the UK you have a ton of amazing travel options for weekend getaways, weeklong holidays and even extended excursions. Depending on where your home base is located some of these...
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The Best Kids’ Holidays in Canada

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Canada is one of the most stunning countries in the world and there are so many different types of holiday that you can have in Canada. If you’re looking for outdoors adventures like watersports...

Greatest tourism moment in 50 years revealed

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The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been named as the greatest moment for Scottish tourism in the last 50 years. The huge sporting event - which brought around 690,000 visitors for a holiday to Scotland...

Norwegian launches 75,000 seats from Edinburgh to Scandinavia this winter with fares from £45

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Award-winning airline, Norwegian, today launches more than 75,000 seats between Edinburgh and Europe this winter.Scottish consumers can now book affordable flights to Scandinavia and convenient onward connections to almost 50 destinations in Europe, North...
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